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This bamboo house design could be the future of sustainable housing

A LOW-COST home made of bamboo designed by a young Filipino engineer could be a major answer to providing sustainable housing to the urban poor and even those looking to own environmentally-friendly homes. For the design of the innovative home, 23-year-old Earl Forlales, won the top international to design future cities in a rapidly urbanising world. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which held the Cities for our Future competition, awarded Forlales GBP50,000 pounds (US$63,915) to fund the physical prototype of the house. SEE ALSO: Hong Kong’s expensive housing bubble might be about to burst  According to the RICS, the house, kown as CUBO, uses engineered bamboo and can be built within four hours at a cost of 60 pounds per square metre, Reuters reported. With design elements such as a tilted roof that captures rainwater and reduces heat gain, the modular housing could be manufactured within a week. This bamboo house can be constructed in four hours. https://t.co/b6fMNt0faq pic.twitter.com/IRwgxGuOB1 — Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics) November 22, 2018 Elevated stilts around the house prevent floodwaters from entering the home, making it ideal for tropical countries like the Philippines which was prone to the natural disaster. According to The Guardian, the design’s use of bamboo – which releases 35 percent more oxygen into the environment than trees – was praised by the judges. Apart from most of Southeast Asia, countries in Africa and South America — where bamboo is readily avalailable — could also benefit from the economical design. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, This bamboo house design could be the future of sustainable housing, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you This bamboo house design could be the future of sustainable housing

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Friday, 23 November

 

 

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